What are Bowie Knives used for?

Bowie knives can be large and menacing. However you decide to use a bowie knife, you will be impressed with its cutting power and strength. Bowie knives come in blades lengths between 6 inches and 24 inches. One may ask, “When or where would I use a Bowie Knife?”  Let’s take a look at a few possible uses for a Bowie knife.


 The bowie knife has always been a favorite among hunters as the blade length gives the hunter a lot of cutting power for skinning and cleaning. The comfortable grip handle gives the handler the dexerity needed to attack those awkward places on a kill.

SOG Bowie 2.0 Fixed Blade Combat Knife (Black PLN) S1T


 If you are looking for a large knife that will leave your attacker questioning his decision to harm you. This is it! Nobody wants to get stabbed with a 12 inch blade. Nobody! Remember that with any weapon, please go through thea proper training to avoid  unwanted injury to yourself or others.

Ka-Bar Becker Combat Bowie Fixed Blade Knife (Black PLN) BK9


Again the number of uses the Bowie knife has to offer are innumerable. In a survival situation, food and shelter are an absolute must have. If you have a Bowie knife your options for food grow quite broad as you can hunt using this knife then precede to skin and clean your kill with it. If you need a shelter, you can make one by cutting sticks and brush to construct yourself a livable dwelling—created with the use of your Bowie knife. There are many Bowie knives that actually have a saw or heavy serrations on the back spine of the blade that allow you to use it as a multi-function knife. A side note: The United States Army issued these serrated bowie knives to their helicoptor pilots during the Vietnam War in case they need to cut through the acrylic glass canopy of a downed aircraft.


If you’re hunting, going tactical or even just collecting, Bowie knives have an unspoken elegance that draws knife lovers to them. They bring beauty and class to the knife world.